crankygeeks 202 episode
This is episode 202 of crankygeeks. Here is the episode page description:
Run time 31:22Producer pcmagAudio/Visual sound, colorLanguage English
E-Reader Boom, Is Boxee Too Open?, Microsoft Cuts Pricing, More Thoughts on CES 2010 and more...
What's new in Episode 202
Sebastian Rupley, Editor, GigaOm.com
Rob Enderle, President, The Enderle Group
Dave Mathews, Inventor, Tech Journalist
E-Reader Boom Kindles A Variety of Options
A cascade of e-readers will hit the market this year, taking the devices far beyond gray-scale screens with features like touch navigation and video chatting -- and probably lowering prices, too. Many new ones were seen at CES. Are these finally going somewhere?
Is Boxee Too Open For The Networks?
The Boxee Box, which is to be sold for around 200 dollars, is a set-top box based on the Boxee open source media center platform that streams content from the Web to a TV without the need of a computer. It won a Best of Show award at CES, but there are questions about whether networks and studios will resent its openness.
Nexus One Tests Google's Customer Service
Days after Google started selling the Nexus One phone exclusively through its Web site, reporters noticed that Nexus One support forums were flooded with questions and complaints. Is Google prepared to support hardware, Android, and later this year, an OS?
Microsoft Cuts Office Versions and Pricing Options for 2010
The offering has been simplified, but the lack of discounted pricing for upgrades from earlier Office versions could hurt sales. There are two fewer additions now. Do people really need to upgrade?
Intel's New Chips Highlight Lead Over AMD
Intel's new Core chips, unveiled at CES, are the company's first to feature tiny parts whose average width is 32 nanometers, or 32 billionths of a meter. AMD won't have direct competitors until next year.
John C. Dvorak